Houston’s Top Insta-worthy Spots
Buzz interns Benjamin Cohen and Kelly Thomas scoured the city in search of Houston’s most Insta-worthy spots. See their picks below.
With summer in full swing, we hit the road to find some of Houston’s most insta-worthy locations.
We first made our way downtown to check out Discovery Green. As we approached the park, we were immediately struck by a large statue - the Monument Au Fantome. This sculpture towers above onlookers, with its tallest piece reaching a height of 33 feet. The seven pieces of this sculpture (tree, mast, dog, chimney, phantom, hedge and church), created by Jean Dubuffet, portray different elements of a city. Kelly notes that, “The massive scale of this sculpture was what initially intrigued me. Upon further inspection, I was fascinated by its loose lines and sense of depth. The colors are simple, as not to distract from the sculptural aspects and unique curvature of the sculpture.”
As we made our way further into Discovery Green, Benjamin took interest in the “art boxes.” Officially known as the Synchronicity of Color, these are iconic art pieces at Discovery Green. “These pops of color are exactly what the park needs. They are simple, yet intricate designs, which is what fascinates me most about them,” said Benjamin.
Heading deeper into downtown, we couldn’t leave without stopping by the Sugar and Cloth Color Wall. This full wall and staircase display captivates you from the minute you see it. Benjamin said, “The vibrant colors immediately brighten your day, however, if wall pictures aren’t your thing, there are also colored steps on an adjacent staircase.”
As we made our way out of downtown, Kelly was drawn to a mural located in East Downtown on the side of a wholesale floral market. It was created by Shelbi Nicole for the HUE Mural Festival in 2017. “It stood out to me because of its simplistic color palette and eye-catching design. The elements of the piece are varied enough to maintain an onlooker’s attention, but similar enough to portray a consistent, bold theme. I was drawn the most to the mural’s playful artistic style,” Kelly said.
Next we headed to the Heights and the Galleria area. Check out the photo slideshow below to see more locations and comment below to share with us your favorite Insta-worthy spots around town.
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